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The Stoop Storytelling Series

"Everyone has a story. What's yours?" The Stoop features "ordinary" people telling the extraordinary true tales of their lives in front of live audiences as large as 1,400. Stoop stories are weird, wonderful, hilarious, and heartbreaking — and, above all, intimate. Founders Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin host the podcast.
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Apr 25, 2016

Hosts Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin share some of their favorite Rock & Roll stories from The Stoop Storytelling Series, all told live in Baltimore, MD.

Mimi Dietrich and her quilting friends wind up in an elevator with two bananas and more tattoos than she'd ever seen in Hershey, PA. Terry Sapp follows his favorite Hair Metal band on tour decades after their heyday. Jeff Eline's high school rock group does their best at a Battle of the Bands. We encounter fans and fanatics of Journey, Kansas, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, The Cure, Twisted Sister, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

For more about The Stoop visit stoopstorytelling.com.

Apr 18, 2016

On this episode, an experiment in non-politics. 

What is an election if not a fancy job interview? We decided to ask our mayoral candidates to tell us a story from their first job, without campaigning. 13 candidates told their stories. In this episode we hear highlights from each candidate's story. You can find the candidates' unedited stories on our website: stoopstorytelling.com

Candidates in order of appearance: Emanuel McCray (D), Elizabeth Embry (D), Alan Walden (R), David Marriott (Green), Brian Vaeth (R), Catherine Pugh (D), Armand Girard (R), Carl Stokes (D), David Warnock (D), DeRay McKesson (D), Joshua Harris (Green), Patrick Gutierrez (D)

Apr 11, 2016

In the first episode of the revamped Stoop Storytelling podcast, hosts Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin share some of their favorite "First Times" stories. Ab Logan tells the story of his first kiss, physician Ethel Weld remembers a profound first from her medical school days, and Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen shares how she found her voice.

Learn more about the Stoop at http://www.stoopstorytelling.com

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